My mind jumps

like popcorn kernels

heating up

wanting to explode

capable of burning

if they jump too long.

So I turn off the heat

close my eyes

and tell the mind--

enough for today,

return to tranquility,


my friend.

And, with time and patience,

it does.

My mind is kind and wise.

I thank it for its service,

and wrap it in the quiet embrace of my heart.

◄ An Interlude with a Book

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Matilda Simakaj

Wed 24th May 2023 07:25

Usually I refer to mind as SHE! 😅 She is like a mother who protects her children, and a mother wants her children to be safe.
I like that you call her friend and order her to return to tranquillity.
Treating her with kindness and giving thanks is a way of showing gratitude for the role that she plays in our life.
Thank you Helen!
I read somewhere: The mind can be our best servant if we know how to master her, and the worst enemy if we allow her to take charge of our life! 😄

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John Botterill

Tue 23rd May 2023 19:30

I love the metaphor of the heated popcorn kernals and also the way you thank your mind for its service. Fabulous 😊

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